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Neils Pedersen STÆRK
Mette Tea Pedersen _____
Husband:  Neils / Nels Pedersen STÆRK / STAERK / STARK
Birth:  1 Sep 1851 or 1850, Barritskov, Barrit Sogn, Bjerre Herred, Vejle Amt, DK
Death:  30 Jan 1923, Moorhead, Monona Co., IA
Occupation:  farmer
Parents:  born in DK
Marriage:  3 Mar 1876, Barrit Sogn, Bjerre Herred, Vejle Amt, DK
Transhumance:  1887, to America on the ship, Indirekte
Wife:  Mette Tea / Mathea / Martha "Mattie" Pedersen _____
Birth:  19 Nov 1856 or 1851, Barrithule, Barrit Sogn, Bjerre Herred, Vejle Amt, DK
Death:  25 Feb 1919, Moorhead, Monona Co., IA
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in DK
Children:
— born in Barritskov, Barrit Sogn, Bjerre Herred, Vejle Amt, DK:
1.  Maren Pedersen / Mary STÆRK / STARK, b. 13 Mar 1877
2.  Søren Pedersen / Samuel STÆRK / STARK, b. 1878/9
3.  Petra STÆRK, b. 1880/1
4.  Johanna / Johanne Agneta Pedersen "Neletie / Nettie" STÆRK / STARK, b. 25 Mar 1885 or 1884 

— born in DK or US:
5.  (Child) STÆRK; died young

— born in Woodbury Co., IA:
6.  Christina / Christena STÆRK / STARK, b. Oct 1890

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Denmark, Danmark; USA, US, United States, Iowa

Sources (n.b., Monona and Woodbury Cos. are adjacent):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Neils Pedersen Stark
Birth: 01 Sep 1851, Barritskovby, Denmark
Death: 30 Jan 1923, Moorhead, Monona, Iowa
Marriage: 03 Mar 1876, Barrit, Vejle, Denmark
Spouse: Mathea Pedersen
Birth: 19 Nov 1856, Barrithula, Parish Of, Barrit, Vejle, Denmark
Death: 25 Feb 1919, Morehead, Monoma Co, Iowa
Children:
1. Maren Pedersen Stark; Birth: 13 Mar 1877, Barritskovby, Denmark
2. Johanna Agneta Pedersen Stark; Birth 25 Mar 1885, Barritskov, Denmark; Death: 20 May 1965, Blair, Washington, Nebraska
Source: patron submission

2.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1895 Iowa State Census Index/Extraction (online at Ancestry.com):-•
Name Age Birthplace Race County Town
Nels Stark 44 Denmark W Monona Young Valley
Martha Stark 43 Denmark W Monona Young Valley
Mary Stark 17 Denmark W Monona Young Valley
Samuel Stark 16 Denmark W Monona Young Valley
Petra Stark 14 Denmark W Monona Young Valley
Neletie Stark 11 Denmark W Monona Young Valley
Christena Stark  4 Woodbury W Monona Young Valley

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 33):  Spring Valley, Monona Co., IA, Roll T623_449 (Book 1), p. 164A, SN 9, SD 11, ED 75, enumerated 14 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
192 192 Stark Nels Head W M Sep 1850 49 M 24     DK DK DK 1887 13 Na Farmer 0   Y Y Y O M F 105
    _____ Mattie Wife W F Nov 1851 49 M 24 6 5 DK DK DK Unknown Keeping House     Y Y Y        
    _____ Nettie Dau W F Mar 1884 15 S       DK DK DK Unknown       Y Y Y        
    _____ Christina Dau W F Oct 1890  9 S       DK DK DK Unknown At School   8 Y Y Y        
Christina was born in Iowa, not Denmark.

5.  1910

6.  1920

7.  1930

8.  Email from relative, including these records:
Vejle, Bjerre, Barrit, Barritskovby, , Gaard, 134, FT-1880 census
Following fields are shown: 
Name, Age, Marital status, Position in household, Occupation , Birth place 
Niels Pedersen Stærk, 29, Gift, Kjøbmand, , Barritskovby, Barrit Sogn
Mette Tea Pedersen, 28, Gift, Husmoder, , Barrithule, Barrit Sogn
Maren Pedersen Stærk, 3, Ugift, Barn, , Barritskovby, Barrit Sogn
Søren Pedersen Stærk, under 1 Aar, Ugift, Barn, , Barritskovby, Barrit Sogn
Fredrikke Vildhelmine Nielsen, 14, Ugift, Tjenestepige, , Barritskovby, Barrit Sogn
Danish emmigration records
Name:  Stark, Niels Petersen Occupation:  Husmand 
Age:  37 Destination:  New York 
Contract no.:  211400 Registration date:  3/17/1887 
Last res. parish:  Barrit Last res. county:  Vejle 
Last residence:  Barit, Veile Destination country:  USA 
Destination city:  New York City Destination state:  New York State 
Name of ship:  Indirekte 
IDcode:  I8687S2515 

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